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Ellie Rousseau

Menswear Designer specialising in Knitwear and Denim

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About me

Ellie Rousseau has finished an MA in Fashion Menswear specialising within Knitwear and Denim at the Royal College of Art where she was granted the Roger Walls Binns Scholarship Award for both years of her studies. Ellie worked on the Knitwear seen in Liam Hodges SS18 and AW17 collections. She has previously interned at Devon Halfnight Leflufy in Antwerp and J.W. Anderson in London.

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Skills

  • Apparel Design
  • Design Knitwear
  • Denim
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Research
  • Factory Liaison
  • Technical Packs
  • Organising Photoshoots

Work history

Currently

Knitwear Design Assistant

Liam Hodges

Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Menswear AW’17 and SS’18 • Production of Technical Packs • Liasing directly with the knitwear factory in Hong Kong • Developed knowledge on costings and lead times • Yarn choice and garment design • Assisted in studio management and project organisation

2015

Studio Assistant

Devon Halfnight Leflufy

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • Internship
  • • Menswear AW’15 • Assisted the designer on every stage of the process from research to nal garments • Member of the Living Art Project for creatives

2013

Studio Assistant

J. W. Anderson

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • Menswear SS’14 and Womenswear Resort ‘14 • Factory visits monitoring standards and lead times

Education

2017

Masters

Royal College of Art

Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • MA Fashion Menswear (Denim and Knitwear Specialisms) • Awarded the Roger Walls Binns Scholarship for both years of my studies • Awarded Kaihara Japan Denim Sponsorship plus mentorship from Mohsin Sajid • Specialist knowledge of yarn, suppliers, spinning mills and knitwear manufacturers • Strengthening presentation, professionalism and communication skills • Maintaining time management and high motivation levels throughout